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How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

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Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

Stories about "china":

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

Thus Spake Mungo: China, China, CHINA!

It may be a statement of the bleeding obvious, but a face off with the People’s Republic of China would not be a good idea.

Chinese students enjoy local culture

Bringing together culture and creating opportunities for learning and shared experience between students and teachers from GuiXi and Shangrao cities in JiangXi province in China and Mullumbimby High School last week was a great success.

‘Base load’ power: a myth used to defend fossil-fuel industry

Last week, leading lights of the global fossil power industry gathered at a conference in Houston, Texas, for CERA, known in the sector as the ‘Davos of Energy’. They reportedly got the shock of their professional careers.

Trade [dis]agreement: MP removes activist from Facebook page

A north coast activist who commented on Page MP Kevin Hogan’s Facebook post about the federal government’s free trade agreement with China has been banned from the page because he is ‘not a constituent’, according to the MP.

Australia for sale

M Mizzi, Byron Bay. For the past few decades we have been hearing how wonderful our association is with the fascist-communist one party state of China, which executes thousands of its own every year.

Budget week: Abbott’s war on mums and China

The government artfully managed to make much of the budget week conversation about an attack on working mothers. 'Double dipping’ has been mentioned over 9000 times in the media since last Monday,

Abbott caught out by US-China deal

Labor attacks government climate policy after US and China strike a deal on climate change.

China wants to take over Australia: Palmer

The outspoken Palmer United Party leader has accused the Chinese of being "mongrels" who want to take Australia's natural resources for free.

China builds spy network in unis: report

China is reportedly building covert informant networks inside Australia's top universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities. Fairfax Media reports that Chinese intelligence officials...

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...